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Basics of Child Support (2)+

Enforcing Child Support (1)+

  • Collecting Child Support: A Guide For Parents

    Your child has a right to be supported. By law, parents must support their child until the child either (1) reaches the age of 18 (if in high school, up to age 20), (2) marries, or (3) becomes emancipated. This web page explains how to collect child support. Content Detail

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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Know Your Rights Articles (2)+

  • Pauper's Affidavit (Request to File without Paying Fees)

    The Pauper's Affidavit, also known as a "pauperis" affidavit, can be filed by very low-income persons to avoid paying filing fees to the court. Usually the judge will review the affidavit and make a decision about whether you have to pay fees or not. If you file this affidavit, you must be ready to respond to the judge about your income. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Pro Se Petition for Release from Incarceration for Child Support Debt

    The attached petition may be used by indigent parents who have been jailed for nonpayment of child support debt following civil child support contempt proceedings initiated by the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS). Read More

    By:
    Southern Center for Human Rights